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The 2016 ProX ATV Motocross National Championship presented by CST Tires, an AMA National Championship, continued today, April 9, at Underground MX Park (UGMX) in Kemp, Texas. The racing action was nothing short of exciting with changing weather conditions creating an all-around exciting race day. With a mix of sun and rain the ATV Pro […]


WALKER FOWLER Starting off the 2016 Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) series at the top of the podium, N-Fab/Am Pro/Moto-XPerts Yamaha-sponsored Walker Fowler will defend his XC1 Pro ATV class title after securing the 2015 championship aboard his YFZ450R at only 22 years of age. Despite his youth, Fowler brings a decade of two and […]


DUSTIN NELSON Introducing the world’s first and only pure sport SxS to the competitive racing circuit, Dustin Nelson and Weller Racing’s Corry Weller have been tapped to compete in the YXZ1000R as Yamaha’s supported SxS racers for 2016. Both Nelson and Weller bring long-time championship-winning experience to the track for the YXZ1000R’s racing debut. A […]


Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, the best-selling Sport ATV brand in America, announces its 2016 Side-by-Side (SxS) and ATV racers Commanding the ATV MX effort for Yamaha in 2016 is four-time AMA Pro ATV champion Chad Wienen on his Wienen Motorsports/SSI YFZ450R. In 2015, Wienen became only the second racer in ATV MX history to win […]

READER’S RIDES: Yamaha’s Banshee is still alive!

To fully understand and appreciate the significance of the Yamaha Banshee, you need to know the history of where it came from. The heart and soul of this machine was transplanted from a motorcycle that evolved in the 1970s. In the early part of that decade, every street bike from Kawasaki, Suzuki and Yamaha was […]

BUYER’S GUIDE: 2016 Youth ATVs

Another year has passed, which means new and exciting ATV models have hit the market. Nowadays, these machines are coming with more features at better price points. Power steering is becoming a standard feature on a lot of new machines, which is a nice thing to have. The 4×4 market is gaining new models every […]

PRODUCT TEST: Vanilla Gorilla Skid Plate

Protecting the underbelly of your ATV frame is one of the best investments you can do. Another added bonus to having a full-belly skid is that it helps you slide over rocks and other obstacles that you may traverse over without any damage to your machine. When choosing a full-belly skid you have many options, […]

PRODUCT TEST: Yamaha Raptor 700 Dual Exhaust

When upgrading the exhaust on your machine, there are a lot of options out there—from slip-on systems to full systems and even dual-exhaust systems. We recently got our hands on a dual exhaust from Barker’s Performance to install on a 2015 Yamaha Raptor 700. The muffler is made of 6061 aircraft-grade aluminum and comes standard […]

HOW-TO: Turn your ATV into a drag racer

In recent issues Dirt Wheels has tantalized readers with race reports and photos about the exciting sport of ATV sand drag track racing—sanctioned drag races on a professionally groomed 300-foot track complete with NHRA-ype drag race timing lights. Now you’re thinking about modifying your ATV into a more serious contender on the track and increasing […]

ATV TEST: 2016 Yamaha Grizzly 700

Over the last two decades we have watched the Yamaha Grizzly 4×4 ATV transform from the largest-displacement monster to a refined animal. In the late 1990s, Yamaha dominated the market by having the biggest 4×4 you could buy with a whopping 600cc. Fast-forward over time and that number has increased by Yamaha and has been […]

PRODUCT EVAL: Yamaha Pressure Washer PW3028

Power, pleasure and purpose are all factors in choosing the perfect ATV for your riding style. But in the case of the new Yamaha pressure washer, the PW3028, the same feelings rushed through our minds after the first handle squeeze of the fourstroke motor’s 3000-psi blast of water. While this Yamaha washer may not be […]